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Skating Through Midterms

Skating Through Midterms

I’m probably not the first (nor the last) to say that college is hard, capital H-A-R-D. In a ten-week term, courses go by quickly and assignments can start piling up. While I sometimes find myself falling into the trap of feeling guilty when I’m not […]

Ringing in lunar new year

Ringing in lunar new year

Friday, February 16 marked the first day of the lunar new year, the year of the dog. Since this was the first time I was away from my family during the new year, I wanted to make sure that I still celebrated the holiday, albeit […]

Okay Pots now lets get in formation

Okay Pots now lets get in formation

If you asked me in high school if I would ever get into ceramics, I would tell you no. I wasn’t good with my hands, which meant I was awful at building things. I had always thought ceramics looked cool, just not when I made […]

Popping the Dartmouth Bubble

Popping the Dartmouth Bubble

Dartmouth is a generally wonderful place, but during the hustle and bustle of the term, it’s all too easy to get encapsulated in the “Dartmouth Bubble.” This is a term coined on campus to describe a sort of tunnel vision where students lose track of […]

Haw-aii ended up in Hawaii: Part 1

Haw-aii ended up in Hawaii: Part 1

Last year, I was lucky enough to go on a Dartmouth Outing Club Spring Break trip to Hawaii!! How did I get so lucky? Firstly, the Dartmouth Outing Club, the country’s oldest and largest collegiate outing group, is the formal organization that hosts most of […]

Coldness and Boldness

Coldness and Boldness

I remember the brisk, final days of winter term; late November winds blew across campus and every student scrambled to cut through every warm building to avoid the (barely) freezing temperatures, including myself. But now I’m here laughing, wondering what had ever gotten to me, […]

Winter Carnival ideas for people who don’t like winter

Winter Carnival ideas for people who don’t like winter

Unpopular Dartmouth opinion: I am not a huge fan of the cold. I don’t know how to ski or snowboard, and I think it’s absolutely frigid when the temps drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. That means, out of the three “big weekends” at Dartmouth (Homecoming, […]

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

While my definition of winter back home is when the temperature gets below 18 degree Celsius, winter at Dartmouth looks wayyyyy different. And except the (somewhat) awful cold and the black ice, I really enjoy the frosty beauty around campus. And if you’re an Instagram […]

Is it easy to make friends at Dartmouth? What aspects of Dartmouth promote close friendships?

Is it easy to make friends at Dartmouth? What aspects of Dartmouth promote close friendships?

Most of my close friendships at Dartmouth have been formed through joining different clubs or groups I was interested in. For me, joining the women’s water polo club team my freshman fall introduced me to a community that’s been my go-to  throughout my four years […]

‘Tis the season to be sledding

‘Tis the season to be sledding

It can be easy to spend the weekend holed up in the library during the day, as many Dartmouth students know. But it’s important to remember that we go to school in a special place, a place that magically transforms itself once fall turns into […]

Snow Wars: Campus Wide Snowball Edition

Snow Wars: Campus Wide Snowball Edition

By now, you know that I’m not really “meant” for the cold, however, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying it! I recently got to partake in my first midnight snowball fight and I had a blast — I was literally was blasted with snow! It’s […]